Ancestry.com. Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex Counties Post Office Directory, c. 1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Post Office Directory of the Six Home Counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. With Maps Engraved Expressly for the Work. London, England: W. Kelly & Co, 1851.
This database contains a post office directory circa 1851 for the counties of Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex. It provides general information about each county and includes an alphabetical listing of the towns within each along with a description, list of the gentry and traders, and post office information. The list of gentry and traders includes the individual's name, their street name, and title or occupation. Directories are especially useful for locating individuals in a specific time and place. However, this directory provides information on many localities that may be of interest as well.